1-2-3 A Calmer Me teaches young children how to self-regulate. The sweet rhyming text shows kids how to slow down their bodies and stop mad feelings from spinning out of control. Includes a “Note to Parents, Teachers, and Other Grown-Ups” with more information about the steps of the “1-2-3” rhyme, and advice for working through the steps with your child.
When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister’s first steps. As it turns out, life’s most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises.
Ages: 2yrs- 6yrs
A gentle, warmhearted story of one child’s journey through the foster care system in search of a “forever, forever” home.
Elliot’s parents love him very much, but all is not well. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know how to react. One day a social worker named Thomas comes to visit, and Elliot’s world turns upside-down.
Manon Gauthier’s soft collage illustrations feature approachable rabbit characters, while Julie Pearson‘s soothing, repetitive text guides Elliot gently through the foster child system. The new families that care for the little boy are kind, but everything is strange and new, and the sudden changes make him want to cry and yell AND misbehave. Then, when it becomes clear that Elliot’s parents will never be able to take him back, Thomas sets out to find Elliot one last home—a forever, forever home with a family that will love and care for him no matter what.
Ages 5-8 years
Children can experience many emotions when a parent is in jail or prison. They may be angry, sad, lonely, or scared. Sometimes friends act differently toward them. Sometimes the children begin acting differently too. In this important book, young readers will learn that even when it feels like nothing can get better again, there are ways they can improve their circumstances. Sending letters, talking to a trusted grown-up about their feelings, and even visiting a parent in jail or prison can help keep a parent close in their hearts. Use this title as a helpful tool to start a conversation with any child in this situation and to remind them they are not alone.
Innovative, practical and fun activities for children with autism and sensory disorders.
Following a step-by-step recipe format, Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L provides nearly 200 activities and interventions to help children with their sensory needs. This highly detailed, illustrated and accessible guide is a rich resource for any therapist, teacher or parent.
-Crafts, recipes, music and exercises for the clinic, classroom or home
-A multi-sensory enrichment program for children with autism
-Gradual exposure activities for children who can’t tolerate sensory input
-Sensory immersion activities to desensitize the child to touch, taste and sound
-Reduce stress and anxiety with physical exercises and re-framing strategies
Photo Social Story Cards are a tool for teaching social skills to young children. The goal of the cards is to increase a child's understanding of typical social situations and to make him/her more comfortable in the social world. Ages 5-12.
Today’s parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful “Circle of Security” parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time.
You will learn:
* How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child’s independence.
* What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior.
* How your own upbringing affects your parenting style—and what you can do about it.
Filled with vivid stories and unique practical tools, this book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone’s reach—self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. Self-assessment checklists can be downloaded and printed for ease of use.
When a loved one dies, it can be hard to know how to explain it to a young child, particularly if you are grieving the loss yourself.
Sensitively written and gently illustrated, Something Very Sad Happened explains death in developmentally appropriate terms for young children. It reassures the child that it is okay to feel sad, and that love never dies.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information about how to talk about death, answer your child’s questions, and maintain your connection throughout the grieving process.
Age Range: 2 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Sooner or later, every child will ask, “Where do babies come from?” Award-winning artist Sophie Blackall has created a beautiful picture book full of playful details to amuse and engage readers, while cleverly revealing the basics of reproduction in an age-appropriate way. Full color.
Aimed at 3-6 year-olds writer and illustrator Todd Parr presents a kid-friendly approach to the ways adoptive families come together.